Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $85,000-$100,000
Organization's Mission: Building girls of courage, confidence, and character.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Girl Scouts of Utah embraces a pluralistic movement committed to understanding our similarities and differences, building relationships, and promoting a dialogue of acceptance and respect. We believe we are stronger when we include diverse perspectives, experiences, and approaches.

In 2022, Girl Scouts of Utah expanded its council-wide initiatives to increase progress in the work of DEIRJ. All members of the council, including new staff members, participate in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI, LLC), and are given the initiative to increase their personal intercultural understanding and to benefit the organization.
Position Summary: The VP of Development is responsible for cultivating a culture of philanthropy within the organization Girl Scouts of Utah. This will include assuring the organization’s corporate culture, systems, and procedures support fund development. Focuses externally on donor cultivation solicitation and stewardship. The VP of Development will be responsible for managing the council’s Fund Development Team, coordinating fundraising campaigns, and identifying potential sources of funds (including individuals, foundations, corporations, annual giving, planned giving, and United Way, etc.). The VP of Development will lead all stewardship and donor management. Provides professional expertise and support to the Fund Development Committee of the council’s Board of Directors in initiating goals and plans to meet the council’s financial goals and objectives. They are accountable for establishing and implementing strategies to achieve goals that are in keeping with council’s best practices and ethical standards, policies, and guidelines. This role participates in the process of setting the organization’s strategic direction and short and long-term plans while translating the vision and corporate goals set by the council’s Board of Directors into effective operational actions.
Primary Responsibilities: Ensures that the goals for all fundraising activities meet the standard systems and processes used throughout the organization. This will involve creating strong organizational systems and processes used throughout the organizations. This will involve creating strong organizational systems and implementing data-driven decision-making.

Provides all aspects of professional expertise and direction for fund development staff and for the Fund Development Committee of the council’s Board of Directors.

Participates in establishing fund development policies, procedures, plans, goals and budgets.

Creates, develops, and implements a comprehensive fund development plan.

Works with Girl Scouts of the United States (GSUSA) as needed on fund development, national campaigns and collateral, national conferences, and engagement in national teams requested.

Works closely with the CEO, the council’s Board of Directors, Director of Marketing, and pertinent staff to develop strategies to promote the Girl Scout image for donor cultivation.

Aggressively seeks new funding sources and maintains relationships with current and past donors including a focus on external donor cultivation and solicitation. Must commit time and attention to engaging donors in meaningful and long-term partnerships with the council.

Establishes a presence in the community to increase the council’s visibility as a funding source for potential and past donors.

Leads the fund development team and manages the effective development and retention of high- performing fund development staff. Ensures fund development staff are equipped to help the council meet its fund development goals.

Recruits, coordinates, educates, and inspires staff and volunteers in fund development efforts. This includes creating opportunities for key senior leaders and volunteers to meet with donors and prospects.

Oversees all aspects of fund development including grant writing, events, and annual giving program. Ensures that the council’s donor database is maintained and utilized.

Prepares speeches and public correspondence on behalf of the council as necessary.

Interfaces/collaborates with other Girl Scout Councils and GSUSA on national fund development events and initiatives; and identifies untapped markets of interest to generate ideas, programs and concepts to engage potential donors.

Ensures that DEIRJ initiatives are incorporated into their development work on the council’s behalf.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of high-level fund development management experience.

Demonstrated success in developing annual giving campaigns, securing major gifts, and managing planned giving programs.

Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to speak and present clearly.

Proven capability to work in a collaborative serviced-oriented environment while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.

Strong analytical skills as well as problem solving and conflict management capabilities.

Ability to provide leadership and think strategically.

Ability to articulate a genuine passion for the Girl Scout mission with a willingness to embrace the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.

Daily access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license as compliant with the council’s policy of automobile insurance limits, and a driving record that meets the requirements for coverage of the council’s business auto insurance carrier.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Girl Scouts of Utah is happy to provide the following benefits to our full-time staff members:
15 days of accrued vacation per year
13 paid holidays
12 sick days
4% 401(k) match
Medical & Vision Insurance
Paid dental (for staff member)
Employee Assistance Program
Paid life insurance
How to Apply: Apply on our website or send your resume via email.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Sonya Gilbert
Phone: 801.716.5087